If I’ve never said this aloud, then there’s truly a first time for everything. I firmly believe that dogs are the greatest species presently residing on the planet. Let me be clear, I am talking about dogs that are kept as domestic pets, not wild dogs running around the desert or jungle, or wherever wild dogs spend their weekends. I’m speaking about good boys and good girls who just want pets, and purely want to be loved. These creatures were put on this Earth to go on walks, spend time in the sun, go swimming, and give their owners unconditional love. I would go so far as to argue that we don’t’ deserve dogs in this life. To those of you who are mean to dogs, or have dogs and completely neglect them, we will never be friends and I don’t want you calling this number anymore.
Find a dog and pet it, today. Here’s what you missed in the news yesterday.
Facebook Cannot Keep It Together
After months of silence, it would seem that Facebook needs to tear down their “days since last incident” counter and start all over. The Company confirmed Thursday in a blog post, that during a routine security review in January, they found “that some user passwords were being stored in a readable format within their own internal data storage systems.”
In an attempt to dissuade the likely onslaught of internet rage from angry Facebook users, and other callous trolls, the Company tried to explain themselves.
“To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them. We estimate that we will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users…”
–Facebook official statement regarding recent password breach
According to recent statistics regarding Facebook’s password announcement, as many as 600 million users could be affected — roughly 20% of Facebook’s user base, but Facebook has yet to confirm these numbers.
Putting it as plainly as can be, data breaches are not an attractive look for any company, especially one that has been in the spotlight for potentially helping foreign entities interfere with domestic politics. One would think that Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Facebook, would guide his company in a safer direction, and tighten up the loose screws. Nevertheless, he is one of the richest people on the planet and I’m sure he knows what he’s doing.
Oh, That’s The One Thing We Don’t Bring Up
If you’ve ever been to a dinner party or watched one unfold on television, then you are aware of the fact that certain topics are not brought up in conversation as to avoid awkward interactions. The Israel-Palestine conflict is one such conflict that I recommend avoiding when in mixed company. Someone failed to give this advice to President Donald Trump who on Thursday said that the United States should recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights, a highly disputed territory in terms of the history of the conflict.
“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!”
–President Trump on Twitter